Lean Thinking: A Strategy For Operational Excellence

Category: Lean Thinking: A Strategy For Operational Excellence

Course Description

Lean is about organizational transformational towards operational excellence. If your organization strategy addresses operational and organizational excellence, this course will be of great value to you. In this course you will discover how to develop Lean Strategy, objectives and explore the world of Lean tools. Further, it will discuss how to embark on a Lean journey in your organization.

Course Methodology

This course will engage participants in various simple and complex Lean exercises. The course will challenge participants through the use of Lean tools such as Value stream mapping, 5S and case studies. Lectures, group discussions and presentations will be used to achieve the learning objectives.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand lean concepts and importance for organizations.
  • Identify typical process waste in organizations and the importance of removing such waste on organization’s profits, competitive edge, and customer satisfaction.
  • Recognize how lean concepts can directly address the elimination/reduction of operating costs, cycle time, and non-value-added activities.
  • Apply lean implementation methodologies.
  • Develop an effective lean implementation plan

Target Audience

All professionals who are involved in hands-on initiatives focusing on operations excellence and improving speed, as well as those who are responsible for linking, measuring and improving the performance of the organization.

Target Competencies

  • Lean Mindset
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Six Sigma
  • Results orientation
  • Change

Course Outline

  • Aligning Strategy with Lean Principles
  • Core Concepts
  • The Benefits of Lean
  • The History of Lean
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • Five Lean Principles
  • Building Blocks of Lean
  • The 8 Types of Waste – Waste Elimination Strategy
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • 5 S program: Sort, Straighten, Sweep, System, Sustain
  • Quick Changeover
  • Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Standard Work
  • Single Piece Flow
  • Cell Layout
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Point of Use Storage (POUS)
  • Visual Organization
  • Spaghetti Diagrams
  • Poka Yoke
  • Six Sigma at a Glance
  • Key Definitions
  • Understanding Process Capability
  • Voice of the Customer (VOC)
  • The DMAIC Process
  • Areas to Consider for the Combo
  • Comparison of Lean to Six Sigma-Approach
  • What is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)?
  • Developing your Lean KPI
  • Obstacles to Measurement
  • Maintaining a Business Focus through Measurements
  • Implementation Road-Map
  • Selecting Lean Projects
  • Barriers to Success and Employee Involvement
  • Leading Improvement Teams and Handling Change